6 Inspirational Songs to Get You Over Hump Days
May 31, 2017 AFTERPARTY TEAM
Going through hump day can be hard with a lazy spirit. Here are some of the best inspirational songs you can listen to gain that much needed motivation.
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I feel good, I knew that I would, now
One of the go-to classics for a pick me up on lazy days is James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)”. You might catch yourself trying to sing the chorus. It can work as a mantra to if you’re trying to lift your spirits up. The catchy beat can also be danced to if you’ve got a large office space.
Ultralight Beam – Kanye West
I’m tryna keep my faith
But I’m looking for more
Somewhere I can feel safe
And end my holy war
If you are religious and often look to praying to feel better, Kanye West’s track may be just right for you. It’s not particularly upbeat but it can certainly be considered as an inspirational song for those who are faithful to their religion. “Ultralight Beam” can lift the spirits up quite literally for some people.
Surfin’ – Kid Cudi
I ain’t riding no waves
Too busy making my own waves, baby
Surfin’ on my own wave, baby
With its groovy drum beat intro, “Surfin” will surely give you that much needed boost for a hump day. Kid Cudi wanted to show that he is not going to release the same style other artists have which he refers to as “waves”. It can also be a metaphor for someone who wants to be unique doing his or her own stuff.
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
‘Cause I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops
I can’t take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally
First debuted in “Trolls” as part of the animated film’s official soundtrack, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” has become one of the inspirational songs in 2016. It can be a love and a motivational song at the same time. The funky beat from Justin Timberlake can also urge you to dance in your cubicle.
Happy – Pharell
Bring me down
Can’t nothing bring me down
My level’s too high to bring me down
Pharell’s “Happy” still has some kick into it even if it was originally released in 2014. The title itself is pretty explanatory on why it can be an inspirational song. “Happy” also came from an animated film, “Despicable Me 2” and it also made waves with its 24-hour music video as a viral stunt.
How Great – Chance the Rapper feat. Jay Electronica & My Cousin Nicole
Magnify, magnify, lift it on high
Spit it Spotify to qualify a spot on His side
I cannot modify or ratify
My momma made me apple pies
“How Great” is another inspirational song for those who believe in God. Chance the Rapper and Jay Electronica’s verses tickle the ear and the beat also helps in uplifting your mood and overall outlook even for the rest of the week.
Y’all better check out the live version of this during Lil Chano’s Grammy 2017 performance while your at it.
What’s your go-to feel-good anthem? Feel free to share them below.
Photo is from IB Times